London Club and Event Guide - Key Notes by Skye Corewijn
Molotov Jukebox @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington Street, Shoredith
Saturday 3rd December 2011
When you think festivals 2011, you think Molotov Jukebox, ripping it up with their genre defying dare I say, Balkan, folk, gypsy swing. One thing they do is make a sweatbox of anywhere and everywhere they rock out. Tonight in Shoreditch, leave behind any kind of inhibition, stomp your feet and make your way to a little madness. Plus Psychemagik follow up with a 3 hour set at this cool Shoreditch bar. Bonus!
Where: Bedroom Bar EC2A 3AY
Pockets: £6.50 adv / £8 OTD
Tickets please: http://bit.ly/tns0cC
Spank Rock @ The Scala, Kings Cross, London
5th December 2011
My friend was like, Yo man, we should totally go to Spank Rock.€ For shizzle,€ my reply. If you feel like getting away from all this lo-fi, atmospheric, emotional bollocks going on - head to Spank Rock for some good old dirty rap and hip hop. Grab your bling, put on your party shoes and get your freak on with the guys from Baltimore at this sweet live music venue in London.
Where: Scala N1 9NL
Tickets please: http://bit.ly/qO8lwF
Toro Y Moi @ The Garage, Islington, London
7th December 2011
Chaz Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi, makes hazy day summer songs and he's in London just in time to chase our chills away. His most recent stuff sees the setting aside of samples and electronics, focusing on instrumentals as seen or rather heard in Underneath the Pine. This was soon followed by the Freaking Out EP, and both are now out on Carpark Records. It's kind of Washed Out, Neon Indian-ish vibes,and so, an absolute treat for a night out in London.
Where: The Garage N5 1RD
Tickets please: http://bit.ly/qu7sRV
Future Islands @ Rhythm Factory, Whitechapel, London
8th December 2011
There's something about Future Islands. Since stumbling across them, numerous songs have featured as my daily soundtrack and oh my, is there something mesmerizing about lead vocalist, Sam Herring's grizzly tune. It's a sounds that's uplifting and melancholy at the same wistful moment and daydreaming deluxe. A friend messaged me a week ago; You better be free on the 8th, we're going to Future Islands.€ The result was a wander with Balance and Tin Man tearing up my airwaves.
Where: Rhythm Factory, E1 1EW
Tickets please: http://bit.ly/tbSOlk